His career as a designer has been extraordinarily influential since its inception, being the creator -for the last 40 years- of works as mythical as the identity of ONCE, the National University of Distance Education (UNED) or Mapfre.
Alberto Corazón, history and legend of Spanish design and art, has died in Madrid at the age of 79. The designer had health problems for a long time whose complications have led to the fatal outcome.
His career as a designer has been extraordinarily influential since its inception, being the creator -for the last 40 years- of works as mythical as the identity of ONCE, the National University of Distance Education (UNED), Paradores, the National Library of Spain, Cercanías Renfe, Mapfre, the Casa del Libro , Public Treasury, Autonomous University of Madrid, Hispasat, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Murcia City Council, Junta de Extremadura, among others. In addition, he was the creator of the logos of the ministries in the 80s.
Designer, painter and sculptor; was born in Madrid in 1942. After finishing his university studies, which he combines with learning to draw and paint, founded the publishing house Ciencia Nueva and Alberto Corazón Editor, and begins professionally in design. Simultaneously he made his first painting exhibitions in Turin and in Milan.
It soon acquires a strong prominence in the Spanish cultural industry As an editorial designer, over the years he specializes in graphic and industrial design. His multifaceted personality has also covered other areas, such as writing, and he has published various books related to graphic design, plastic creation and essays. In 1989 he received the National Design Award.
He has been president of the Art and Law Foundation, dedicated to the dissemination and defense of copyright and visual creators: plastic artists, photographers and designers. Another of Alberto Corazón’s facets, perhaps less known by the general public but no less important, has been his artistic work as a painter and sculptor, which he has been developing since the late 1960s and which has led him to exhibit in the most prestigious galleries, fairs and institutions around the world: the Paris Biennale, the Venice Biennale, the Wurth Museum in Stuttgart, the Marlborough Gallery, among others.
has public sculptural work in Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Mallorca, Jerez, and in institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao or the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid.
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